Striving to be fair. that's how Alison Weir described Clayton Douglas in her "defense" against a supposed attack (or as I call it, disassociation).
Alison Weir, talking about Clayton Douglas, an avid neo-nazi.
"In his somewhat wandering, occasionally conspiracy-tinged questions, Douglas touched on a lot of out-there thoughts, but I recall that he differentiated between Jews and Zionists, spoke strongly against violence, decried Israeli oppression, and seemed to be striving to be a fair person. When one time he failed to distinguish between Zionists and Jewish people in general, I corrected him."
Ms. Weir has had plenty of time to learn about Douglas and his version of "fairness". the man is a Nazi. He played a tape of David Duke while she was interviewed, that interested Alison, but no protest from Alison. Douglas is a man that thinks that Jews are our enemy, and fight integration with "inferior" people. While her description above is not exactly lavish praise, I am sure Clayton appreciates the support.
Alison seems to determined to go where few of us want to tread... John Birch Society gatherings and such. She is reaching out to what I call the "WhitePeopleMatterMost" crowd. That position is contrary to those of us that are reaching out to other victims of oppression, including the Black Lives Matter movement. Irreconcilable differences. So it goes.
Alison is still free to do as she chooses. Let her be. and in response, let the rest of us go on about our work.
This is a good thing, and he should be thanked, as far as it goes. However, even the Obama administration has said that the Gaza blockade must be "eased", so this is hardly exceptional.
And these words are not backed up by any action that would make Israel notice. Like Barbara Lee and Keith Ellison, Davis is an enthusiastic supporter of "robust" military aid to Israel, and opposed to the nonviolent Palestinian movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. In other words, he still opposes any *consequences* for Israel. Just like every other current member of Congress. In other words, like Obama... and Lee and Ellison and most every US President (even W. Bush expressed "concerns* about the Wall, for example), Israel can and will just ignore this, and expect the next "robust* check for military aid, that Davis et.al. have pledged them (Davis, Lee and Ellison are getting a little campaign funding from J Street PAC, and have pledged to support such aid...). In other words, these 3 congresspeople still want to be both Israel's rehab sponsor and drug dealer at the same time, to paraphrase Jon Stewart.
What is needed is a sustained push and clear demands, and not letting anyone off the hook for mere nice words. Yes, nice words are refreshing from this Congress, given its extremist anti-Palestinian disposition. But we cannot be satisfied until we get real action that will make a difference.
We cannot be satisfied with what amounts to "constructive engagement" with an apartheid regime. For those young folks... "Constructive engagement" was the Reagan policy toward apartheid South Africa, it acknowledged that SA need to make "some adjustments" in policy and expressed its concerns, but strenuously opposed any consequences in the form of sanctions against the regime... It was an immoral policy of saying one policy, and materially supporting another.
Ellison, Lee and Davis, and probably a handful of other members of Congress are probably the few that have any conscience at all. So we must demand of them that they do what must be done to satisfy even the basic of international law and human rights. NO MILITARY AID FOR ISRAEL!